Run On Sentences
This lesson explains run on sentences and the different types of clauses.
• To be able to tell the difference between an independent clause and a dependent clause.
To be able to identify run on sentences.
Run on sentences are the complete opposite of fragments. Run on sentences are normally lengthy sentences that contain too many subjects and verbs. In order to properly understand run on sentences, we need to review a few details about clauses.
There are two types of clauses ? independent clauses and dependent clauses. An independent clause is a clause that can stand alone. An independent clause can be a sentence on its own or it can be part of a larger sentence. A dependent clause can not stand alone. It is dependent upon the rest of the sentence in order to form a complete thought.